Vancouver, British Columbia – (August 27th, 2019) – BioMark Diagnostics Inc. (“BioMark”) (CSE: BUX) (FSE: 20B) (OTCMKTS: BMKDF) is pleased to announce that the article “Predictive value and clinical significance of increased SSAT-1 activity in healthy adults” has been published in the peer-reviewed journal Future Science OA.
Rashid Ahmed, President and CEO, says, “This is our latest trilogy SSAT-1(Spermidine/spermine N1-acetyltransferase ) publication and we would like to acknowledge the contributions made by a dedicated team of clinicians, scientists and researchers. This publication provides additional scientific validation and evidence that one of our technology platforms (SSAT1 assay) has important clinical applications in the cancer diagnostic space. In our previous clinical studies, we observed that some healthy volunteers (“outliers”) had, higher than expected acetylated amantadine (AA) concentration. This was intriguing and we subsequently conducted detailed clinical assessments. Analysis of the ‘outliers’ observed in previous studies using the amantadine test revealed that a large number were at risk or developed cancer, suggesting that the test can predict the occurrence of cancer. Monitoring of urinary AA concentration combined with clinical and hematological characteristics could be established as a useful tool for purposes of screening and follow-up for cancer in high-risk populations. Our findings in ‘outliers’ support usefulness of amantadine assay as a screening or surveillance test in populations considered at high risk for developing cancer. It is also possible that this test could be used for monitoring patients after curative surgical or chemoradiation therapy to assess eradication of the tumor. Also, in follow-up, it could possibly detect proliferation of new cancer cells (relapse)”.
“We are on track to publish additional peer reviewed papers and present abstracts or posters in the near term on significant discoveries that we have strategically invested resources over the past few years.” says Rashid.
The paper is available through open access at https://www.future- science.com/doi/full/10.2144/fsoa-2019-0023 and on https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31428447. BioMark encourages subscription to Future Science for individuals and institutions interested in keeping abreast of new developments in biotechnology and medicine.
About Future Science OA
Launched in March 2015, Future Science OA is the inaugural gold open access journal from Future Science Group. It publishes articles covering research of application to human health and utilizes a CC-BY license. Future Science OA embraces the importance of publishing all good-quality research with the potential to further the progress of medical science. Negative and early-phase research will be considered. The journal also features review articles, editorials and perspectives, providing readers with a leading source of commentary and analysis.
About Future Science Group
Founded in 2001, Future Science Group (FSG) is a progressive publisher focused on breakthrough medical, biotechnological, and scientific research. FSG’s portfolio includes two imprints, Future Science and Future Medicine. Both publish eBooks and journals. In addition to this core publishing business FSG develops specialist eCommunities. Key titles and sites include Bioanalysis Zone, Epigenomics, Nanomedicine and the award-winning Regenerative Medicine. The aim of FSG is to service the advancement of clinical practice and drug research by enhancing the efficiency of communications among clinicians, researchers and decision-makers, and by providing innovative solutions to their information needs. This is achieved through a customer-centric approach, use of new technologies, products that deliver value-for-money and uncompromisingly high standards.
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